*Sandra A. Daley-Sharif is a Josephine Abady Award recipient and an OBIE Award-winning producer, both for her contribution of Diversity to the American theatre landscape. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College under the mentorship of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. She is the Producing Artistic Director of Liberation Theatre Company in NYC. She has produced many projects, across disciplines over the years. She is a founding member of HARLEM9, a group of producers coming together to explore the past, present, and future of theatre. Sandra has a commendable resume of over 25 years in Theatre, Film, and Television. Two of her plays made it to the Kilroys List 2017. She is a Eugene O’Neill (2017), Princess Grace Award (2019), and a Bay Area Festival semi-finalist (2020). Most recently, The Fire This Time presented a reading of her full-length play Hedda: A Portrait of a (Young) Woman and a production of her short play Anonymous, which was also produced by the EstroGenius Festival. Sandra’s play Straddling the Edge is a Barbour Award finalist and was recently workshopped at the cell theatre. Les Fréres is a 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist and was workshopped at the University of Toronto (2019). Her short play Man in the Moon was developed and presented by The Exquisite Corpse Company.
How it works:
A one-to-one opportunity
Sandra [A. Daley-Sharif]’s insight and advice guided me as I completed my latest play. Anyone who is lucky enough to be a member of her playwright’s group is a better writer for it. She is truly invested in her writers. Her energy, talent, and devotion make her more than just a dramaturg – she is a muse, teacher, friend, and standard-bearer for the artists she works with. I also had the added good fortune of having Ms. Daley-Sharif produce and direct two very successful readings of my play, The Silver Thread. I am so glad I found her! Joslyn Nicole Housley (A Hudson Valley Writer's Center Awardee)
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Sandra A. Daley-Sharif offers a critical read of your play with written and verbal comments, questions, and exercises. She is "...not just a dramaturg, but an all-around theatre professional."
Sandra reads your play and gives written comments. More than structure, her comments speak to the emotional, the specifics, and the “why” of your play.
You absorb those comments and then talk with her via email, phone, or in person.
Rewrite your script, if you choose, incorporating those comments.
She reads your play again, with no written comments this time.
You and Sandra have a final conversation.
Together, you will work within an agreed-upon timeline for each step. The entire process, however, should be completed within three months of the date on which it began.
*Resumé available upon request.
**INQUIRE about PRODUCTION DRAMATURGY if you are in need of research for your cast/designers, another set of eyes and ears in the rehearsal room, and discussions with your audience.